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PPG Presents BAPS Auto Paints & Supply with Platinum Distributor of the Year Award

The announcement was made during the awards dinner at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held March 5-8 in Orlando, Fla.

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Left to right: Michael McGarry, PPG president/ COO; Sharon Hogue and Dean Berkheimer, BAPS co-owners; John Outcalt, PPG vice president, global automotive refinish coatings.

Left to right: Michael McGarry, PPG president/ COO; Sharon Hogue and Dean Berkheimer, BAPS co-owners; and John Outcalt, PPG vice president, global automotive refinish coatings.

PPG Automotive Refinish has named Pennsylvania-based BAPS Auto Paint & Supply the 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The announcement was made by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, during the awards dinner at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held March 5-8 at the Lowes Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla. BAPS Co-Owner Dean Berkheimer accepted the award for the company.

“Being named PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year is a significant achievement, and it’s a privilege to give the award to a deserving company,” said Wenzinger. “This year, I’m proud to say BAPS Auto Paint & Supply has earned this very special honor. The company has repeatedly demonstrated its dedication to customer service as well as its exceptional support of and loyalty to PPG. The team at BAPS has done an outstanding job addressing the requirements of PPG customers throughout their region. I am happy to recognize BAPS Auto Paint & Supply as our Platinum Distributor of the Year.”

Berkheimer attended the conference with his sister and co-owner, Sharon Hogue. In all, three generations of the Berkheimer family were represented, including Ray and Robert Berkheimer, Sharon Hogue, Dean Berkheimer and Dean’s son, Brett. They were accompanied by key members of the BAPS management team.

Asked about his reaction to winning the award, Berkheimer said, “I was surprised and, of course, excited and grateful. We have a great team, and everyone in our organization has worked very hard to reach this level. Being worthy of recognition as Platinum Distributor of the Year is a great honor and reward for our work. Thank you.”

For more information about the PPG Platinum Distributor program, call (800) 647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website.

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